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Rejected Dog Who Walked 30 Miles is Adopted Into Life of Luxury
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Posted on 08/02/2014 11:43:03 PM PDT by chessplayer

It sounds like the Cinderella story of dogs: An aging Labrador retriever who walked 30 miles back to a Kansas family who didn't want her has a new life of luxury -- and a new name to go with it.

"Everyone, please stop worrying," Rich posted on Facebook. "This precious girl is coming to live with me. She will never be scared or lonely again."

The elderly dog had struggled to find a permanent home since her owner died in 2012. She was taken to a local animal shelter and adopted, but workers at the animal shelter told KWCH-TV that the first family who adopted her returned her because she was rough with their puppy. When she was adopted a second time, the arthritic dog walked 30 miles back to her pervious home in Sedan, KS, KCTV5 reports.

Neither the family with the puppy nor the woman wanted her back, so she was returned to the shelter.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping
"Kelsey Loyd, who cared for the dog at the Chautauqua County Animal Shelter, described Lady as a "super dog, gentle, calm dog" and struggled to understand why no one wanted the friendly lab." ------------------------------------------------------

Probably because of her age. Even though an older dog or cat would be happy to be adopted, most people don't want to adopt an elderly dog or cat. They want a young one that will be for them for a long time. So sadly the older ones just end up waiting for the needle.

1 posted on 08/02/2014 11:43:03 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Older labs are just the sweetest dogs. Can’t imagine why the owner didn’t want it.


2 posted on 08/02/2014 11:57:44 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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House sitting for a friend this weekend with a 12 yro black lab. Mans best friend, Lumps and tumors and all.

Unconditional love.


3 posted on 08/03/2014 12:07:41 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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It was stated in the article as to why the owners didn’t want it. Older dogs often don’t get along that well with young dogs, often for the same sort of reasons why many old people don’t get along that well with teenagers. :)


4 posted on 08/03/2014 12:11:00 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

House sitting for a friend this weekend with a 12 yro black lab. Mans best friend, Lumps and tumors and all.


Heard that older labs can get lumps and tumors. Are they usually benign?


5 posted on 08/03/2014 12:24:25 AM PDT by chessplayer
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The tumors are usually benign, but mostly left alone unless they get large or in a place where they threaten a dogs health. Been told that tumors are pretty common in Labs so many are left alone.


6 posted on 08/03/2014 12:27:27 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Jonty30

I have an older dog (9) and we got a new puppy in May. The dog plays with the puppy (often), but also is absolutely “rough” with her sometimes...teaching her lessons about appropriate behavior in the household. It’s actually great; less training for me to do...LOL!

I can about imagine (because we are in the middle of the same scenario) that these people had no idea how much work the new dog would be...taking care of two when one is a puppy can occasionally have you at wit’s end. So they got rid of the “old one.” They are pieces of crap for doing that...bringing in a new puppy and casting off the poor old girl.

Glad that she will live the rest of her life in luxury.


7 posted on 08/03/2014 12:28:17 AM PDT by garandgal
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Some were benign, but he has been overtaken with major lumps that have not been diagnosed.

It’s not good.


8 posted on 08/03/2014 12:34:41 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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The original owner died, then some other people adopted it, but they had other pets and children and there was a problem.


9 posted on 08/03/2014 12:47:44 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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I have an older dog (9) and we got a new puppy in May. The dog plays with the puppy (often), but also is absolutely “rough” with her sometimes...teaching her lessons about appropriate behavior in the household. It’s actually great; less training for me to do...LOL!

We had the opposite issue. Our first rescue, a seven year old Cocker, had been severely abused and did not know how to play. We got him a little sister. She would try to play with him and at first he would have nothing to do with her.

She would do all the puppy things and he realized that she was not getting punished so he started to play back with her. He taught her the rules of the house and she taught him how to play.

Sadly we lost him to cancer 6 years ago and now she is getting up in age.

10 posted on 08/03/2014 4:33:46 AM PDT by verga (Conservative, leaning libertarian)
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